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30th May
to 2nd June
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Python for Scientific Computing and TensorFlow for Artificial Intelligence

30th May to 2nd June
This hands-on workshop is designed for anyone in the MMU community who wants to learn how to use Python for Scientific Computing and TensorFlow for Artificial Intelligence (AI) programming. No prior knowledge of Python or programming is required to benefit from this workshop.

Before you tune into the first session, you need to have downloaded:

Python IDLE:


You will also need a Google account to use Google Collab.

Please click here to read the full brochure and access the notes for each workshop.

The main objective of this workshop is to introduce delegates to Scientific Computing using Python and Artificial Intelligence using TensorFlow. Participants will be introduced to Python and Scientific Computing before moving on to Artificial Intelligence. The workshop will focus on the Python and TensorFlow programs and NOT on the mathematical theory.

This workshop is aimed at a large professional audience: from academics and technicians, advanced undergraduate and graduate students to applied mathematicians, engineers, and researchers in a broad range of disciplines such as biology, chemistry, computing, economics, nonlinear optics, neural networks, population dynamics and physics.

The workshop includes practical, hands-on sessions where participants are given the opportunity to apply in practice the theory they have learnt. All Python and TensorFlow program files can be downloaded through GitHub.

The workshop will help to develop a practical understanding of how Python can be used to solve real-world problems and provide scientists with a means of presenting their results.

If you would rather have a more gentle introduction to Python you can attend a one-day workshop on

“Python for A-Level Mathematics and Beyond”

This course is completely free for all students, whereas similar Python courses at other institutions and in industry can cost upwards of £750!

You can also purchase Stephen’s book,

Python for Scientific and Artificial Intelligence


Python for Scientific Computing and Artificial Intelligence – 1st Edit (

In A Nutshell...

  • Learn... to program in Python
  • Apply... Python to Scientific Computing
  • Solve... real-world problems
  • Understand... how the brain works
  • Upskill... to Artificial Intelligence
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


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    Day 1: Python for Scientific Computing
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    Day 2: Scientific Computing: Chemistry, Maths, Engineering and Physics
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    Day 3: Introduction to Neural Networks
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    Day 4: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence